Friday, February 5, 2010

Cute Book

I'm "reading" another audio book on my "to and from" journeys in the car. This one is cute....a memoir replete with wonderful recipes which make me want to check out the hard copy from the library so I can jot down some of these delicious sounding meals.

I love the author's name too...Giulia Melucci. The title is I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti. Giulia, born of a Sicilian mother and an Italian father in Brooklyn learned to cook like a pro and describes her journey with relationship after relationship with guys/men who never turn out to be Mr. Right. Interspersed is her cooking which tantalizes most of them and delights the reader with (real) recipes which are simple yet sound amazing. Lots of pasta, salads, fish dishes and more. Ahhh.

I may buy this book for Laura. She loves to cook and it may help her to read about others who've struggled to find the right guy.

Giulia writes well and reads the audio version of her book; her voice is like butter.


  1. I enjoy non-fiction books about life that interlace recipes throughout. This looks like a good one, my husband's favorite meal is spaghetti. Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" also included wonderful recipes for everyday living.

  2. I find that the voice and cadence of who is reading a book greatly affects my ability to enjoy it. I mean, I CAN get used to a voice that doesn't seem to fit at first, but it can really make a difference. Does it matter to you?


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